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Sandia Labs project team building fuel cell cold ironing system for deployment at Port of Honolulu in 2015

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A Sandia National Laboratories project team, including a number of industry partners, is designing and building a cold-ironing fuel cell system that will be deployed in the Port of Honolulu in 2015. Other stakeholders include the US Coast Guard and its local Sector Honolulu office and the American Bureau of Shipping. Earlier post.).

Port of Honolulu testing hydrogen fuel cell generator; Sandia-led Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project

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s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu is supplying the hydrogen to power the fuel cell. At Young Brothers Ltd.’s Hydrogenics Corp.

Sion Power reports 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C for Li-ion battery with Li-metal anode technology

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Sion Power reported that a Licerion-Ion system has achieved 400 Wh/kg, 700 Wh/L and 350 cycles under 1C discharge conditions. Earlier post.) Batterie

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

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The 25 cities are dotted all over the country from Hartford to Honolulu. Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. A previous Pike research report highlighted 6 cities expected to be early EV adopters: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and

USC team uses mixed conduction membranes to suppress polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries

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The authors presented this paper earlier at the Honolulu, Hawaii, Meeting of the Electrochemical Society in October 2016. Click to enlarge.

Fraunhofer researchers report significant extension to Li-S cycle life with silicon anodes and CNT-sulfur composite cathodes

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Honolulu PRiME 2012. Lithium-sulfur batteries are of great interest for electromobility applications, among others, due to their high specific energy and relatively low cost, but are challenged by significant capacity decay over cycling. Earlier post.) In the lithium-sulfur model, the cathode is composed of elemental sulfur. mA cm ?2 Fanz, T.

Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Another three are on the West Coast and in Hawaii: Seattle (4), Portland (5), and Honolulu (6). Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013.

ChargePoint ranks US metro areas for EV friendliness; SF Bay Area still on top

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The San Francisco Bay Area (including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose) led the nation, followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and Honolulu. Honolulu, HI. Honolulu, HI. The regions are core based statistical areas as defined by the US Census. Top 10 EV friendly metro areas. 2013. San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Seattle, WA.

Alcoa and Phinergy enter joint development agreement for high energy-density aluminum-air batteries

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Walsh (2012) “ Comparison of Air Cathodes and Aluminium Anodes for High-Power Density Alkaline Aluminium-Air Batteries ,” Honolulu PRiME 2012. Alcoa and Israel-based Phinergy have entered into a joint development agreement to develop further Phinergy ’s aluminum-air batteries. kWh/kg of Al—second only to the Li-air battery (13.0

Sandia study finds fuel cell barges may be attractive lower-cost cold-ironing solution for some types of vessels at some ports

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Honolulu, Hawaii; and Seattle, Wash. Hawaii’s Honolulu Harbor in Oahu had a different need. Basic concept of a fuel cell barge. Although two containers are shown here, the actual number of containers would depend on the power and energy requirements of the vessel to be powered. Credit: Pratt and Harris (2013). Click to enlarge.

More details on work supporting NEC prototype 4.5V Li-ion battery; modified LiNiMnO cathode and fluorinated electrolyte

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At PRiME 2012 (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid-State Science), in Honolulu, a team from NEC’s Smart Energy Research Laboratories led by Takehiro Noguchi presented a paper describing work on cathode materials and electrolytes enabling the higher-capacity prototype cell. Honolulu PRiME 2012. Earlier post.) LiNi 0.5

DOE awards $20M to 10 hydrogen production and delivery technologies projects

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University of Hawaii of Honolulu, Hawaii will receive $3 million to develop photoelectrodes for direct solar water splitting. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of Richland, Washington will receive $2.2 million to develop a reactor for hydrogen production from bio-derived liquids. FuelCell Energy Inc. Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc.

Nissan confirms Hawaii electric vehicle partnership

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The partnership was confirmed at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu and is the first definitive agreement reached by the company in the United [.]. Nissan North America has formed an electric vehicle partnership with the state of Hawaii as it bids to introduce an electric vehicle charging network in the area.

Renault-Nissan sells its 100,000th electric car

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In the United States, the LEAF is among the top 10 vehicles sold in San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th electric car globally. Renault-Nissan has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined, the automakers noted. went on sale in late 2011. Electric (Battery) Sales

Coulomb Technologies Secures $14M in Series B Funding

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in 2008, to the latest opening in Honolulu Hawaii, the ChargePoint Network is used by thousands of EV drivers looking to quickly and safely fuel their electric vehicles. Coulomb will use the funds to expand research and development, operations capital and sales. also participated in the round.

Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Navy issue RFI to advance drop-in biofuels for military and commercial transportation

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The main objective of this government-industry partnership is the construction or retrofit of several domestic commercial or pre-commercial scale advanced drop-in biofuel refineries. Of particular interest to the RFI are the technical, manufacturing and market barriers to establishing a viable business for advanced drop-in hydrocarbon biofuels.

Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

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Proton OnSite has been awarded a purchase order from HydraFLX Systems Ltd to install a hydrogen generator at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility outside Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is being upgraded in cooperation with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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The hydrogen shuttle bus. Click to enlarge. Onboard batteries are recharged by regenerative braking as well as grid charging. Click to enlarge.

GE and Better Place Partner to Accelerate EV Infrastructure Deployment; Integrating GE WattStation with Better Place Services

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GE’s WattStation. Click to enlarge. —Shai Agassi, Founder and CEO, Better Place.

smart fortwo electric drive Debuts in the US

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The dealership, to be named smart center Honolulu, will open later this month and be managed by the Hawaii Automotive Retailing Group.

787 Dreamliner sets speed and distance records for its weight class; 20% more fuel efficient

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On the second segment, the Dreamliner flew over Singapore, the Philippines and Guam before entering US airspace over Honolulu and returning to Seattle. Boeing has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane’s weight class. on 6 Dec. on Dec. Brief

Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company. Other charging stations will be at three Hawaiian Electric sites.

Nissan and Hawaii Partner on EVs

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The partnership, which was announced at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu, marks Nissan’s first definitive agreement in the United States, the company said. The Nissan LEAF EV will be available in Hawaii beginning in January 2011. US Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

Sandia Labs partnering with Red and White Fleet to develop high-speed H2 fuel cell passenger ferry and world’s largest H2 refueling station

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Sandia also leads the Maritime Fuel Cell (MarFC) project, which is piloting the use of a hydrogen fuel cell to power refrigerated containers on land and on transport barges at the Port of Honolulu. If the recommendation is a “Go,” the study will identify the best paths forward for a successful project. But speed adds complexity.

Air Line Pilots Association Calls for Temporary Ban on Li-ion and Li-metal Battery Shipments on Airliners

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The incidents, which took place in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Honolulu, Hawaii were similar to a 2006 battery fire aboard a DC-8 in Philadelphia, Pa. John Prater, pointed to three recent incidents as proof of the need to prohibit lithium battery shipments. ALPA letter.

NREL data set shows clouds effects on solar power

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Seventeen measurement stations near Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu collected data at 1-second intervals over the course of a year. The data set is of great interest to utilities, developers of large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, forecasters, system operators, laboratories and universities. —David Renne.

US MARAD study finds marine use of natural gas substantially reduces some air pollutants and slightly reduces GHG emissions

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The OGV was modeled on two West Coast routes, one from Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) to Shanghai, China, and the other from LA/LB to Honolulu, HI. Continued improvements to minimize downstream emissions of methane during vessel-engine operations will also contribute to lower GHG emissions from marine applications of natural gas fuels.

Annual American Lung Association report shows continued progress in air quality, but more to be done

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The report identified Honolulu, Hawaii and Santa Fe-Espanola, N.M. The American Lung Association released its annual report on air quality, State of the Air 2011 , which includes lists of the nation’s most polluted metropolitan areas. However, the report also finds that just over half the nation—154.5 Bakersfield, Calif. Merced, Calif.

Most Hybrid Cities In America

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Honolulu. I also noticed many Honda Civic hybrids and armies of hybrid SUVs. A quick review of the most recent annual numbers from R.L. 1.00.

15 Air Carriers Sign Non-Binding MOUs on Synthetic Jet Fuel Purchases with Two Providers: AltAir and RenTech

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In addition, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines signed the MOU with AltAir Fuels, and Orlando-based AirTran Airways signed the MOU with Rentech. These alternative fuels will be more environmentally friendly, on a life cycle basis, than today’s petroleum-based jet fuels. ASTM Certification. Earlier post.).

US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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A Dispatchable Distribution Feeder for Peak Load Reduction and Wind Farming (Honolulu, HI) - $5,548,585. The US Department of Energy delivered more than $47 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight projects to further smart grid demonstration projects in seven states. Smart Grid System Report Annex A.